Tango - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tango is a big, bold, Belgian-style dark ale brewed with 1,200 pounds of cherries!

Tango pours a beautiful ruby color with a nice fluffy head, offering a very complex aroma of cherries and other dark fruits. The strong 750 ml glass bottle finished with a cork and cage allows the very robust bottle-conditioning responsible for Tango’s effervescence. Dark fruit flavors join the cherries to match up with the strong malt bill with the Belgian yeast adding its 2 cents along the way.

Tango weighs in at 10.6% ABV and was brewed using a base of Pilsner Malt with Honey Malt, Special B, Aromatic Malt and a touch of Chocolate Malt. Apollo hops balance all that sweetness to 35 IBU.

Tango debuted as the 20th installment of Weyerbacher’s Brewers’ Select series in November of 2011, however, it wasn’t bottle conditioned and was a tad lower in alcohol.

(Beer added by: BeerThursdays on 11-18-2011)
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Photo of ZEB89
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of itracy63
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hp2skater
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

At the brewery I really enjoyed this beer- perhaps because I had already tried several other stronger samples. I purchased a bomber and after popping it at home it just didn't taste as good. The taste was more tart and lacking of flavor than I remember (it tasted sweeter at the brewery). Although still a decent beer, I wouldn't purchase again.

Photo of billab914
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of swierczt
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 10/15/14
Best By 10/15/16

A: Pours a deep ruby color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a very thin bubbly cap

S: Belgian yeast that imparts some spice and fruitiness, cherries, and a light sweetness frontline the nose. Get quite a bit of general maltiness as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a bit of the Belgian yeast notes, giving off some spicy and fruity notes. Esters fairly strong. Cherries not overwhelming or artificial, which is a nice surprise. Finishes with a bit of light sweetness and lingering alcohol and esters

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: A solid BSDA that again, doesn't overwhelm with the cherry aspect. Has a good drinkability for being 10.6%, and the alcohol is hidden very well behind the yeast and malt. Certainly worth giving a go if you're into the style

Photo of malfunxion
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of tarizzo
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ramrod666
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of cozmo
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Stofko1992
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jhartley
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml was poured into a stemmed chalice.

Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced to a layer. It is an amber brown color with no vision of anything. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Spicy Belgian yeast, caramel, cherries, bready, bananas, dark fruits, a little booze, and candi sugar.

Taste: Definitely dark fruits all around, caramel, spice, bready, nice warm alcohol that is deceiving, candi sugar sweetness, and powdery yeast.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied, a little chewy, some bitterness, a little dry, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Definitely a sipper. Got better as it warmed too. Might have to revisit this one from time to time. A nice treat.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber with a short lived head and a bit of sediment. Smells sugary, as well as fruity and slightly alcoholic. The taste has brown sugar, cherry, and a Belgian yeast influenced dark fruit notes. The cherry is omnipresent, but fig, date and other dark fruits add to the character. The 10.6% is detectable in the taste, not detracting by any means. As hops are minimal, the alcohol flavor does a good job at balancing the fruit and malt sweetness. Full bodied, well carbonated feel growing almost dry as the bottle flows into the glass. Overall, this ale would be a great conversation piece around the holidays. Brute strength, but graceful flavors. Vintage 2013.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

Pours a dark brown with a khaki colored head that leaves a trail down the glass. The smell is very strong from the alcohol but also some sweetness from malt. Didn't pick up any cherries though. The taste was heavy but very good with a mix of hop and malt in the beginning with a little burn from the alcohol but then on the end just a hint of sweetness from cherries made a refreshing yet very bold beer. I liked it a lot.

Photo of gillagorilla
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle from, "the 20th installment of Weyerbacher’s Brewers’ Select series in November of 2011, however, it wasn’t bottle conditioned and was a tad lower in alcohol."

A: Ruddy brown with a tinge of amber to it, like an extremely oxidized port.
S: Over-ripe dark sweet cherries with the characteristic Belgian spice and candi sugar.
T: Belgian, but light overall with a bit of cherry sweetness.
M: Light, even carbonation that is muted but still present.
O: Not a huge fan, but a decent beer. It hurts that this wasn't bottle conditioned like the other releases of it.

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4.6/5  rDev +24%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%

Undated bottle at 35 degrees into snifter
Aroma of cherries
Head cold small (<2 cm), fizzy, light brown, gone basically instantly, no layer, no ring
Head warm small (<2 cm), fizzy, light brown, rapidly diminishes to 3 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing none cold; partial waves and small islands of tiny bubbles as it warms
Body pinkish, hazy, sediment in bottle
Flavor actually better when cold – the cherries are more noticeable. As it warms, the flavor becomes more mulled. No hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3, Flavor 3.5, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.5. Final weighted score: 3.425.
The only flavor that actually comes through is cherry which would be OK in a kriek beer, but a Belgium dark ale should have raisin, figs, dates, ie “dark fruits” as well. This isn’t a bad beer but is really more of a kriek beer to me. Was it worth $ 77/ case of 12? Yep.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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Tango from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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